New Member Corner
Q: What has been your most memorable assignment?
A: My most memorable assignment was at the Arkansas Department of Health in the STD/HIV Section. I had the opportunity to collaborate with various community groups whose main focus was to combat the fight against HIV in Arkansas. I worked with an awesome staff that really took the time to teach me everything I needed to know. I remember feeling very nervous when I had to tell a patient that they had contracted HIV. The disease intervention specialist that I was assigned to that day told me to realize that the patient is nervous and scared as well and that my words and reactions would determine the next step they would take in life. To this day, whenever I see that him, he always make sure to stop by and tell me thanks and that being affected which HIV has changed his life for the better.
Q: What is your favorite memory from the field?
A: My favorite memory from the field was being able to speak to the youth about HIV and STDs. It’s amazing what little they know about HIV and STDs and how it can have a tremendous impact on their life. I got to experience working in the community and putting together fun activities in which I used to increase their knowledge about HIV and STDs so that they can better protect themselves and others.
Q: Do you have any special talents or abilities?
A: I am an amazing decorator and very good at thinking outside of the box. I have a keen eye for colors and patterns and being able to put together great things.
Q: What is your hobbies/interest?
A: In my free time, I love to get on Pinterest and find neat DIY projects. These projects can range from cooking recipes to home decorating ideas. I am a great cook and I love to experiment with different styles of cooking and foods.
Q: Where would we most likely find you on a weekend?
A: On the weekend you would most likely find me working at Pier 1 imports. I love helping people decorate their places or find perfect gifts for a bride. It gives me the chance to be very creative and put my ideas out in the open.
Q: Who do you most admire?
A: The person I admire most is Marvelyn Brown. She is a woman who was diagnosed at with HIV at the age of 19. She has now become an advocate and has made a huge impact by encouraging young individuals to become more involved in HIV awareness because it affects our community. Her story is very touching and it motivates me to continue in the field of public health so that I too, can have an impact.
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